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Australia’s Academic & Research Network
Two 100-GigE ports: Seattle, Los Angeles


Amazon Web Services
One 100-GigE port: Seattle


An advanced optical network of the Canadian Network of the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE)
One 100-GigE port: Seattle


The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California’s advanced optical network serving California, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico
Two 100-GigE ports: Los Angeles, Sunnyvale


CERNET is China's first and largest national academic Internet backbone, and currently the second largest network backbone in China.


Chinese Education and Research Network (CERNET)
One 10-GigE port: Los Angeles


Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet
One 10-GigE port: Los Angeles


Defense Research and Engineering Network, U.S. Dept. of Defense
Two 10-GigE ports: Seattle, Los Angeles


Energy Sciences Network, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Two 100-GigE ports: Seattle, Sunnyvale


GEMnet is the high-speed network operated by NTT Research Labs. Through GEMnet researchers in Japan are working on areas such as radio astronomy.
One 10-GigE port: Seattle


 One 10-GigE port: Seattle


U.S. national research and education network of the Internet2 Organization
Two 100-GigE ports: Seattle, Los Angeles


The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) operates JGN-X, which supports the development of the New Generation Network and is an open testbed network for advanced R&D activities in networking, field tests, and experiments.
One 10-GigE port: Seattle


KREONET (Korea Research Environment Open NETwork) is a national R&D network supported by MEST (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology), and has been managed and operated by KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) since 1988. KREONET has a high performance network infrastructure that provides R&D resources, including a wide range of information on science and technology, supercomputing, GRID, and e-science applications, to about 200 key R&D centers in the industrial, academic, and corporate sectors.
One 10-GigE port: Seattle

Los Nettos

Los Angeles regional network providing service to Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, and the University of Southern California among others.
One 100-GigE port: Los Angeles


One 10-GigE port: Seattle

NASA Research & Education Network (NREN)

The NASA Research and Education Network (NREN) project focuses on the development and early deployment of high-performance networking technologies to provide exciting new capabilities for NASA science and engineering.
One 10-GigE port: Sunnyvale


The Nordic Infrastructure for Research & Education is a joint collaboration by the 5 Nordic National Research and Education Networks in Denmark (Forskningsnettet), Finland (Funet), Iceland (RHnet), Norway (Uninett) and Sweden (SUNET) and operates a world-class Nordic and International network and Infrastructure service for the Nordic research and educational community.
One 10-GigE port: Sunnyvale/Palo Alto

Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP)

The Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) is a not-for-profit serving leading edge organizations and Research and Education networks throughout the Pacific Rim.
One 100-GigE port: Seattle

Qatar Foundation

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, chartered, nonprofit organization which aims to develop potential through a network of centers devoted to progressive education, research and community welfare.
One GigE port: Los Angeles


REANNZ works to provide leading-edge services for New Zealand's top researchers and educators, who often need access to technology that cannot be provided by commercial networks.


Japan’s Science Information Network (SINET) Super SINET is an ultrahigh-speed network intended to develop and promote Japanese academic researches by strengthening collaboration among leading academic research institutes.
One 100-GigE port: Los Angeles


The TransPAC Collaboration is composed of a cooperative partnership with the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and DANTE, and in further cooperation with Internet2 as well as numerous other research and education networks that will be connected through the project to continue and enhance the existing, highly successful TransPAC2 project.
One 100-GigE port: Seattle


Transtelco provides world-class telecommunications solutions to Mexico and the entire southern Transtelco Mexico-United States border.


Taiwan Research and Education Network.
One 10-GigE port: Los Angeles


UltraLight is a collaboration of experimental physicists and network engineers whose purpose is to provide the network advances required to enable petabyte-scale analysis of globally distributed data. Current Grid-based infrastructures provide massive computing and storage resources, but are currently limited by their treatment of the network as an external, passive, and largely unmanaged resource.
One 10-GigE port: Los Angeles


AARNet: www.aarnet.edu.au

AARNet Pty Ltd (APL) is the not-for-profit company that operates Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet). The shareholders are 38 Australian universities and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

Albuquerque Gigapop: abqg.unm.edu

The ABQG is a non-profit initiative owned and operated by the University of New Mexico providing advance scientific application to enhance networking services to enable a new generation of innovators on New Mexico campuses that will prompt new jobs and economic growth for the state; allowing for greater connectivity and capacity to learning environments in research and education; and continue to connect national labs, advanced research networks, K-20 schools, healthcare facilities, and city and state networks that are built for performance, reliability, efficiency, and affordability to meet the growing needs of New Mexicans who need high speed and high volume bandwidth. 

APAN: www.apan.net

APAN (the Asia Pacific Advanced Network) refers to both the organization representing its members, and to the backbone network that connects the research and education networks of its member countries/economies to each other and to other research networks around the world. APAN Ltd is the not-for-profit Association that is the legal entity created to undertake the activities on behalf of APAN members. APAN members are the entities representing research and education network interests in the countries/economies of Asia and Oceania. APAN coordinates developments and interactions among its members, and with peer international organizations, in both network technology and applications, and is a key driver in promoting and facilitating network-enabled research collaboration; knowledge discovery; telehealth; and natural disaster mitigation.

CineGrid: www.cinegrid.org

CineGrid is a non-profit international membership organization administratively based in California. Its mission is to build an interdisciplinary community that is focused on the research, development, and demonstration of networked collaborative tools to enable the production, use, preservation, and exchange of very-high-quality digital media over photonic networks.

Front Range Gigapop: www.frgp.net

The Front Range GigaPop (FRGP) is a consortium of Universities, non-profit corporations, and government agencies that cooperate to form this aggregation point which shares wide area networking services. UCAR provides the management, engineering, and network operations center support for the FRGP. The FRGP is one of several Regional Optical Networks (RONs) in the United States. RON members typically enjoy reduced costs, shared expertise, shared services, increased buying power, and economies of scale.

GLIF: www.glif.is

GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, is an international virtual organization that promotes the paradigm of lambda networking. GLIF provides lambdas internationally as an integrated facility to support data-intensive scientific research, and supports middleware development for lambda networking.

Internet2: www.internet2.edu

Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community. An exceptional partnership spanning U.S. and international institutions who are leaders in the worlds of research, academia, industry and government, the Internet2 community is developing breakthrough network technologies that support the most exacting applications of today—and spark the most essential innovations of tomorrow.

PRAGMA: www.pragma-grid.net

The Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) was formed in 2002 to establish sustained collaborations and advance the use of grid technologies in applications among a community of investigators working with leading institutions around the Pacific Rim. Currently there are 35 institutions in PRAGMA, who meet twice a year at PRAGMA Workshops.

StarLight/TransLight: www.startap.net/translight/

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s International Research Network Connections (IRNC) “TransLight/StarLight” award provides two connections between the U.S. and Europe for production science: a routed connection that connects the pan-European GEANT2 to the USA Abilene and ESnet networks, and a switched connection that is part of the LambdaGrid fabric being created by participants of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF).

TEIN CC: www.tein4.net

TEIN*CC(Trans-Eurasia Information Network* Corporation Center) was established in August 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. It is a non-profit Foundation Corporation governed by the Korean Civil Act. TEIN is an action in the context of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and is highly regarded by ASEM partners as a major success story that should continue to be supported. The Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) Initiative was first endorsed by ASEM3 (Seoul, October 2000) to connect ICT infrastructures between Asia and Europe.

University of Hawaii: www.hawaii.edu

The University of Hawai‘i System includes 10 campuses and dozens of educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands.


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